Sony Online Entertainment Announces EverQuest® for the Pocket PC

- Embark on an Epic Adventure on Your Pocket PC Handheld Device for Under $20! -

PRNewswire
SAN DIEGO
Nov 13, 2002

Sony Online Entertainment Inc. (SOE), a worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online gaming, announced today that they are in the final stages of development on EverQuest® For the Pocket PC, which will bring gamers into the world of Norrath to save the populous from an evil undead army. EverQuest For the Pocket PC gives gamers an isometric view of the action as they become one of four character classes and complete 10 major quests across 15 different adventure areas. The title is expected to be available before Thanksgiving with an MSRP of only $19.95.

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"Players will be quickly drawn into EverQuest For the Pocket PC's strong storyline filled with adventure, monsters, magic and melee battles," said Michael Lustenberger, director of product marketing, Sony Online Entertainment. "And with an MSRP of under $20, EverQuest For the Pocket PC is a perfect gift this holiday season for anyone who enjoys games and owns a Pocket PC handheld device."

About EverQuest For the Pocket PC

Developed by Emodiv, Inc. ( www.emodiv.com ), EverQuest For the Pocket PC features a vast game world where players can create characters in four different classes including Dwarven Warrior, High Elf Magician, Human Wizard, or Wood Elf Druid. Characters gain skills, powers and special abilities as they grow in experience through completion of quests, defeating enemies in battle, and adventuring. Designed with the single player gamer in mind, EverQuest For the Pocket PC delivers an immersive gaming experience anywhere, anytime.

   EverQuest For the Pocket PC Features List:
  --  More than 25 types of monsters, including Skeletons, Orcs, Zombies,
      and Necromancers, each with their own attack style and unique
      attributes
  --  12 different levels of experience giving players character growth
      potential to handle any enemy
  --  Hundreds of items to collect, sell and use, from swords and shields to
      one of a kind magical items
  --  Large game world with familiar EverQuest locales including Freeport,
      Oasis and Neriak, and dungeons such as Befallen, the Spectral Isles,
      and Freeport Tunnels

For more information please visit the official EverQuest For the Pocket PC Website at http://eqpocket.station.sony.com/ /.

About Emodiv, Inc.

Emodiv, Inc. ( www.emodiv.com ) was incorporated in March 2002 as a development studio specializing in games for mobile platforms. EverQuest For the Pocket PC is their first commercial release.

About Sony Online Entertainment

Sony Online Entertainment Inc. (SOE), the online gaming division of Sony Pictures Digital Entertainment, is a worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online gaming that creates, develops and provides online entertainment for the personal computer, console, wireless, and online markets. With more than 13 million registered users, SOE's award-winning website, The Station ® ( www.station.com ) hosts a variety of entertaining games and player communities spanning numerous genres. In addition to blockbuster hits EverQuest® and Jeopardy! Online, SOE has an array of cutting-edge online games in development such as PlanetSide™, Star Wars® Galaxies™, EverQuest® II, and the world's premier online-only console game for the PlayStation®2, EverQuest® Online Adventures™.

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SOURCE: Sony Online Entertainment Inc.

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